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  • Two Twins Minor Leaguers Suspended 50 Games for Banned Substance

    According to Hardball Talk, two Twins Minor Leaguers have been suspended 50 games for testing postive to a banned substance. Both players played in the Dominican Summer League in 2011.

    Yeison Florentino went 1-2 with 3 saves and a 3.16 ERA in 2011. In 25.2 innings, he gave up 22 hits, walked 15 and struck out 18. As an 18 year old in 2010, he was 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA. In 16.2 innings, he gave up nine hits, walked 22 and struck out 11.

    Ezequiel Zarzuela will be 21 years old throughout the 2012 season. In 2011, he went 3-2 with 3 saves and a 2.60 ERA. In 19 games and 34.2 innings, he gave up 30 hits, walked 19 and struck out 40. In 2010, he was 7-3 with a 2.68 ERA. In 53.2 innings, he gave up 50 hits, walked 20 and struck out 36.

    Due to their advanced age in the DSL (yes, of 20 and 21), neither was considered a big prospect.

    Kennys Vargas was suspended 50 games last year while playing with Elizabethton. His suspension carries into the 2012 season.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Two Twins Minor Leaguers Suspended 50 Games for Banned Substance started by Seth Stohs View original post
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